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Re^2: History now influences voting (time, sections)

by tye (Sage)
on Nov 19, 2007 at 19:22 UTC ( #651737=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: History now influences voting
in thread History now influences voting

Even RAT and Newest Nodes don't special-case how long they show things based on the section that they are in. It seems unlikely to me that someone would find nodes in one section after 2 weeks via RAT / NN.

So I agree that people may not "get to" some sections as frequently as others, but I don't think that tendency has much impact on a time limit that is as long as two weeks.

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Re^3: History now influences voting (time, sections)
by goibhniu (Hermit) on Nov 19, 2007 at 21:02 UTC

    Ah, I am sorry; I didn't mean that RAT special cased it's presentation of nodes. I meant that as a user interaction side-effect of RAT putting OBFUs and CUFP at the bottom that users (well, at least this one) would be slower getting to those nodes than PMD or SOPW, which RAT puts at the top.

    You're probably right about two weeks being long enough regardless, but my impression is that popular nodes I've written in SOPW get their reputation quickly and then are forgotten, whereas my japhs get reputation trickling in over time. I expect that your change will be fine (as I said, I agree with the spirit of the change), but request that this aspect be considered as you get empirical data post-impementation.

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